The Impact of a Kitchen Remodel on Your Lifestyle: Balancing Disruption and Long-Term Benefit

If you’re completing a kitchen remodel you’re likely thinking about how much fun it will be to pick out finishes such as cabinetry, paint colors, countertops and more. What you likely won’t be thinking about is the possible disruption that will happen with any home renovation. 

At Prince & Sons we’ve worked with many homeowners throughout the Triangle and we feel that we’re experienced enough to offer our advice to help minimize the disruption and stress you may feel during your next kitchen renovation. 

Tips to Reduce The Impact of a Kitchen Remodel on Your Lifestyle

Have a Clear Understanding of the Scope and Timeline of Your Kitchen Renovation

When you start a home renovation of any kind it’s critical that you understand the entire scope of work that is to be completed as well as a realistic timeline for how long the project will take. Working with an experienced general contractor with years of experience such as Prince & Sons will help you to reduce the miscommunication that can sometimes occur between a homeowner and their contractor.

At Prince & Sons we take communication very seriously. In fact we create a Google Calendar for each kitchen remodel project that we share with our clients. This online calendar is constantly updated to show exactly where we are in terms of the progress of a project. This calendar is one of the things our clients seem to appreciate the most about maintaining an open line of communication during a renovation project.

Have a Contingency Plan in Place

Unfortunately in the construction world delays happen from time to time. In our decades of experience we’ve learned to build in some contingencies to each project to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible. We hope that we won’t have to resort to a contingency plan, but having one in place will protect us in case delays occur due to any number of external factors such as material delays, permit issues and other unforeseen factors.

Setup a Temporary Kitchen

Depending on how long the kitchen remodel project may take it could make sense to setup a small makeshift kitchen to allow you to cook basic items. This could include some of all of the following:

  • Hot plate
  • Microwave
  • Toaster Oven
  • Small Table with Chairs
  • Disposal dishes and silverware
  • Paper products

Another tip if the weather is nice you can always grill out and even eat outside. This way you won’t have to stress out about eating in your home while your kitchen is likely in shambles.

Hire a Reputable General Contractor That Specializes in Kitchen Renovations

One of the most important ways to reduce disruption and ensure your project stays on track is to hire a reputable general contractor. With many contractors claiming to be properly licensed it can be difficult to know who to trust. You can always ask friends and family for recommendations as well as contact the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors to confirm the contractor you’re looking to hire is properly licensed. 

At Prince & Sons we’re licensed general contractors who have been completing kitchen renovation projects of all sizes for well over a decade. We’ve worked all over the Triangle and are very familiar with the complexities of a home renovation project. We have strong relationships with the local municipalities as well as other contractors in the area to ensure your project will move from start to finish as smoothly as possible.

Ready to Discuss the Next Steps for Your Kitchen Renovation?

If you’ve been putting off a kitchen remodel due to the stress and disruption that you may experience, feel free to reach out to Prince & Sons to help put your mind at ease. We can’t guarantee a completely stress-free renovation but we can show you how we’ll do all we can to minimize disruption during your renovation project. 

If you’re ready to talk about next steps related to your kitchen renovation you can call us by phone at 919-383-0888 or fill out our online intake form which will help us better understand your renovation goals. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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